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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Forum > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Varying symptoms of NVP
Defining "Normal"

NVP Counselor
Date: 2004-02-28

Question:
I am trying to figure out when NVP goes beyond what is considered "normal". Is vomiting 4 times in a morning too much? My wife has only had nausea until today. At 4am she began to throw up every hour until 9am. now its on and off. She is 8 weeks pregnant now.

Answer:
When it comes to NVP, it is hard to say what is "normal." Every woman experiences NVP symptoms differently. Typically, NVP occurs in the first trimester, weeks 8 to 12 often being the most difficult. There is safe and approved treatment available in Canada for NVP: Diclectin, containing vitamin B6 and doxylamine succinate. For more information on how to deal with NVP and optimum treatment, please aks your wife to call our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477 or review previous Q and A's under Treatment in this Forum.

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